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Brexit: Prime Minister May Is Triggering U.K.'s Exit From EU Today

"On today of all days, we should be coming together as a United Kingdom," British Prime Minister Theresa May tells the House of Commons.

The Tahri That Binds: How A Sweet Rice Dish Connects A Woman To Her History

Making the traditional foods of home on the holiday of Cheti Chand — which falls on March 29 this year — helps a member of the Hindu Sindhi diaspora feel less disjointed.

Iceland May Have A Certain Way Of Celebrating A Soccer Win

A lot of pregnant women have been going into labor in Iceland. It just so happens to be nine months after Iceland's soccer team stunned England.

U.K. Prime Minister Begins Process To Leave European Union

British Prime Minister Theresa May is officially triggering Article 50, the process of extricating the U.K. from the European Union.

Bodies Of U.N. Employees Found In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Earlier this month, two U.N. investigators went missing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now the U.N. confirms their bodies have been found. Human rights groups are demanding answers.

U.N. Human Rights Investigators Killed In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

An American, Michael Sharp, and a Swede, Zaida Catalan, went missing while traveling in the country. Authorities confirmed Tuesday their remains, and those of their interpreter, were found.

What Russia's Protests Mean For Putin's Opposition

Russians are still trying to understand exactly what happened over the weekend, when thousands of people took part in anti-government rallies — the biggest demonstration of discontent since 2012.

Scottish Parliament Pushes For New Independence Referendum

The Scottish Parliament is expected to demand a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom on Tuesday. Supporters want the vote to be in 2019 or 2020, just as Brexit negotiations are due to reach their final stage.

Amnesty International Criticizes U.S.-Led Coalition For Mosul Civilian Deaths

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Donatella Rovera, senior crisis response adviser for Amnesty International, about evidence of American airstrikes destroying houses with entire families inside in east Mosul, Iraq.

India's Cities Have A Honking Big Noise Problem

They're so noisy that the Central Pollution Control Board is urging drivers not to honk needlessly — like that Uber driver who beeps along with the song on the radio.

Late Anti-Apartheid Leader Ahmed Kathrada: 'Don't Harbor Hatred And Revenge'

The anti-apartheid activist, who died Tuesday, worked to end apartheid alongside Nelson Mandela. In his later years, he lamented South Africa's divisions and criticized President Jacob Zuma.

Scottish Parliament Backs Bid For New Independence Vote

Lawmakers gave First Minister Nicola Sturgeon the power to pursue a referendum on independence — Scotland's second in several years. The move sets up a showdown with the U.K. government.

Remains Discovered On Lifted Ferry Are Not Human, South Korean Officials Say

Officials believed they found the bones of one of the missing victims of the Sewol's 2014 sinking, which killed 304 people. But hours later, officials clarified that those bones belong to "an animal."

Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

South African freedom fighter Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada spent decades in jail with Nelson Mandela. His best friend later in life was one of his prison guards.

Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

South African freedom fighter Ahmed 'Kathy' Kathrada spent decades in jail with Nelson Mandela. His best friend later in life was one of his prison guards.

Iranian And Russian Presidents Meet In Moscow

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Rouhani said recently that he hoped "a new turning point in the development of our relations will be reached." NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International ...

What Gave Some Primates Bigger Brains? A Fruit-Filled Diet

A new study suggests that diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant eating neighbors.

Polling Stations Open In Europe For Turkish Referendum

Voting in the controversial Turkish referendum that led to the nasty spat between President Erdogan and Western European leaders starts in Germany. It's home to the largest ex-pat European community outside Turkey. It goes on for several weeks.

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested After Protests

Large anti-corruption protests swept across Russia Sunday. Many of them were organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny who has now been arrested. These protests were the biggest since 2012 when tens of thousands came out against the Kremlin over allegations of widespread vote fraud. NPR's Kelly ...

In China, Like In The U.S., The Fight Over Ride Hailing Is Local

Until recently, migrant workers, lured by bonuses, drove for China's largest Uber-like service. But some local governments banned out-of-town drivers, apparently to protect local jobs and curb growth.

For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela

Joshua Holt, a Mormon, was on his honeymoon in Venezuela last year when he was arrested in an anti-gang operation. He's been in jail since. The U.S. has called for his release on humanitarian grounds.

$5 Billion Error Made By Bank Once Derided As 'Germany's Dumbest'

It's not the first stumble for state-owned KfW, which mistakenly sent hundreds of millions of dollars to Lehman Brothers on the day it went bankrupt.

CHART: Where The World's Refugees Are

A report from the U.N. Refugee Agency shows some surprising trends in the world's refugee crisis.

Avalanche Engulfs Student Trip In Japan, Leaving At Least 8 Presumed Dead

"Suddenly everything turned white," one student told local media. A mountaineering training exercise had drawn students and teachers from high schools across the region.

Hong Kong Police Arrest 'Umbrella Movement' Pro-Democracy Organizers

Leaders of large demonstrations that roiled parts of Hong Kong in 2014 were told to report to police Monday on charges of causing a public nuisance.

New Chief Minister For India's Largest State Has Tumultuous First Week

A holy man, recently installed as the chief minister of India's largest state, is stirring things up. A meat crackdown began within 48 hours of Yogi Adityanath assuming office.

At Least 500 Demonstrators Arrested In Moscow

Thousands of Russians protested against corruption in what appears to be the largest public demonstrations in the past few years. The crowds gathered to protest government corruption, many calling for Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's resignation. The main leader of the anti-corruption movement, ...

New Chief Minister For India's Largest State Has Tumultuous First Week

A holy man, recently installed as the chief minister of India's largest state, is stirring things up. A meat crackdown began within 48 hours of Yogi Adityanath , the new leader, assuming office. Critics say this has antagonized the country's largest religious minority: its Muslims.

Trapped Civilians Complicate U.S. Efforts in Northern Syria And Iraq

NPR's Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman explains U.S. and coalition efforts to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa and the ongoing fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Recent airstrikes in Mosul may have led to the deaths of more than one hundred civilians, including women and children.

South Korean Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant For Ousted President Park Geun-hye

If approved, the warrant would arrest Park in connection with the corruption scandal that's gripped the nation for months. But prosecutors argue that the evidence could be destroyed in the meantime.

Russians Take To The Streets In Nationwide Anti-Government Protests

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is among hundreds who were arrested in Moscow and other cities on Sunday, as tens of thousands took to the streets to protest against government corruption.

Pakistani al-Qaeda Leader Killed In U.S. Strike In Afghanistan

The Pentagon said that Qari Yasin was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan. Yasin is linked to the 2008 bombing of a hotel in Islamabad and the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Companies And Users Can Do More To Stay Secure With Smart Devices

None of the top internet and telecom companies passed in the latest Ranking Digital Rights rankings in regard to individuals' privacy standards. But what can they do better and what can we do at home?

Canadians Divided Over Flood Of Refugees

Canada has extended a broad welcome to refugees from around the world, including those who left the U.S. after losing hope of gaining asylum. But now more Canadians say it's time to close the door.

Former Diplomat Says Visa Screening Changes Are Legal, But Rhetoric Is Problematic

Michele Thoren Bond recently retired as assistant secretary of state for consular affairs. She says the rhetoric behind the visa changes discourages tourism to the U.S.

Carrie Lam, Beijing's Favored Candidate, Elected To Lead Hong Kong

Carrie Lam vowed to "heal the divide" in Hong Kong society. Protesters have demanded more autonomy, after Beijing has increasingly interfered in Hong Kong's affairs.

New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

Maysaloun Hamoud's In Between highlights the challenges young Palestinian women face in Israel as they try to live amid contradictory expectations. Hamoud has received death threats since its release.

Calling On Help From Public, Investigators Piece Together London Attacker's Past

NPR reports on the latest on the attack earlier this week in London that killed five people, including the attacker, and injured at least 50.

U.S. Says Its Mosul Airstrikes Hit Area Where Civilian Casualties Are Reported

As many as 200 civilians were reported killed in western Mosul, where a US-led coalition is fighting ISIS. It's not clear whether the rules of engagement have changed.

Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.

What's Ahead For Investigations Into The Trump Campaign And Russia

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Associated Press reporter Jeff Horwitz about the latest news stories linking members of the Trump campaign to the Russian government.

When A Russian Lawyer Falls Out Of A Window, 'I Don't Think It's An Accident'

A Russian lawyer who's speaking out about corruption nearly died after falling from his Moscow apartment window. An American involved in the case, William Browder, thinks it was not an accident.

Keeping Calm In London, In Spite Of Terror

Soon after the terrorist attack in London, the Parliament's Twitter account posted a short message restoring business as usual. NPR's Scott Simon remembers another time Brits met terror with calm.

London Attack Highlights Struggle To Combat Extremism Across Europe

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Rajan Basra, research fellow at King's College London, about the terror attack in London and the broader effort to combat radicalization across the United Kingdom and Europe.

London Attacker Resided In U.K. Hotbed For Extremism

Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain's parliament this week, lived in a three-story, red brick townhouse with his family in Birmingham, which analysts say has been a hotspot for Islamist terrorism in the United Kingdom.

Former Egyptian President Mubarak Freed From Detention

Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak is a free man for the first time in six years. He was freed from house arrest at a military hospital after being cleared of claims he ordered Arab Spring protesters shot.

Push To Name Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group Worries U.S. Offshoots

Some Islamic institutions in the U.S. were founded by brotherhood members or sympathizers. Community leaders say ties with the Islamist movement were cut long ago; conservatives suspect otherwise.

A Food Festival Celebrates The Rebirth Of Jewish Life In Berlin

The German capital is experiencing growing Jewish immigration, despite a rise in anti-Semitism. Organizers of the city's first Jewish food festival are hoping it can help foster unity and pride.

Former Egyptian Leader Mubarak Released

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was freed Friday morning after six years in detention. His lawyers say he has left a military hospital where he has essentially been under house arrest.

Mubarak Walks Free, In What Could Be The Final Twist For Egypt's Former Dictator

Hosni Mubarak, 88 and ailing, was acquitted by Egypt's top appeals court of charges that he ordered police to kill anti-government protesters in 2011.